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  • How to Encourage a Healthy Diet for Your Senior Loved One

    December 03, 2019

    The last time you performed a senior wellness check for your elder loved one, did you stop to check out what they've been eating? Many friends and family of seniors are more concerned with keeping their homes clean and safe than monitoring their refrigerators. However, seniors are at particular risk of falling into bad eating habits.

  • Slow Down, Consider Balance to Reduce Senior Fall Risk

    November 07, 2019

    Every 13 seconds, an older adult is treated in the emergency room for a fall-related injury. Of these, 25% result in death. We can reduce fall risk greatly by making some simple changes to our daily activities. Slow down and take your time; nothing is too important that we need to rush.

  • How to Know if it's Time to Take a Senior Loved One's Keys

    November 05, 2019

    While driving might be a part of everyday life for most of us in the Lowcountry, and something we don't consider as a particularly difficult task, for seniors it can be incredibly dangerous.

  • Caregiving, A Tough Job with Great Rewards

    November 01, 2019

    We've all heard it - most of us probably since we were young. The truth is, you just cannot imagine how difficult being a caregiver is, unless you have done it yourself.

  • Seniors and Falls: Discerning Fact from Myth

    November 01, 2019

    On many occasions, we are contacted to provide care for persons who have recently fallen. Unfortunately, quite a few of those cases involve instances of repeated falls, sometimes with significant injuries requiring hospitalization and surgery.

  • Tips for Preparing, Caring for Seniors During Storm Season

    October 01, 2019

    Hurricane season began June 1 and ends Nov. 30. Hurricanes, or any natural disasters, have a devastating impact on cities, people and communities. But one segment of the population - the elderly - is particularly vulnerable when disaster strikes.

  • Ask for Outside Help to Avoid Family Caregiver Burnout

    July 30, 2019

    Caregiver burnout is a state of physical, emotional, and mental exhaustion. Burnout can occur when home care providers don't get the help they need or if they try to do more than they are able to do.

  • Don't Forget to Take Care of the Caregiver: You

    June 19, 2019

    When you are the caregiver for an older adult, caregiver stress and burnout - both physical and emotional - are very real and common side effects of the job. For this reason, it is imperative to recognize your limitations and know when it is time to take a break.

  • Exercise Helps Seniors Stay Healthy, Active, Alert, Positive

    April 16, 2019

    As you think about the best ways to care for your aging parent or loved one, one of the things you can do that will provide the most benefit in all areas of life is to encourage exercise.

  • Residents at The Bloom Making Shamrocks

    March 19, 2018

    Having fun with the residents at The Bloom making shamrock’s by painting with marshmallows

  • St. Patrick's Day Fun with our Seniors

    March 13, 2018

    Having fun with the residents at The Bloom with a little St Patrick’s day “Toss the coin into the Luck Hat” game.

  • Tips for Getting Good Night's Rest in the Golden Years

    December 19, 2017

    As we age, our sleep habits can be adversely impacted by a number of factors. Some of these can be positively affected by our choices and conscious modifications to our daily habits.